Paladin Energy Ltd (PDN)



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General Information
Company Name: Paladin Energy Ltd
Stock Code: PDN
Website: www.paladinenergy.com.au
GICS Sub-Industry: Oil & Gas Drilling
Market Cap ($M): 362
Equiv. Shares (M): 964

Current Price Data+
Current Price Open High Low Last Close Volume Price Movement
 $ 0.375 $ 0.380 $ 0.395 $ 0.375 $ 0.370 15,842,045 $ 0.005  1.351 %

Current Broker Consensus Recommendation more
Recommendation: Sell (3.6667)
Recommendation Date: 21st Jul 2014
Brokers Surveyed: 3

Company Overview

Business Description:
Paladin Energy Limited (PDN) is a uranium production and exploration company with projects currently in Australia, Canada, and Africa. The Langer Heinrich Mine in Namibia is its flagship project. Its FY13 production was 8.26 Mlb U3O8.

Strategy Analysis:
PDN aims to establish a global footprint underpinned by significant uranium production to meet the growing demand for nuclear fuel. It seeks progressive development of its uranium resources, complemented by strategic merger and acquisition activity, supported by opportunities arising from its marketing entity, Paladin Nuclear. Paladin Energy reported a net loss of US$193.5m for the half-year ended 31 December 2012. Revenues from ordinary activities were US$195.5m, up 13% from the same period last year. Basic and Diluted EPS was (23.1) US cents compared to (14.9) US cents last year. The net operating cash inflow was US$49.3m compared to an outflow of US$78.0m in the pcp. No dividend was declared. The company also reported record half year combined production of 4.120Mlb U3O8, an increase of 34% over the December 2011 half year achieving 97% of nameplate production for the half year. FY2013 production guidance of 8.0-8.5Mlb U3O8 remains on target.


Financial Summary
Year to Jun NPAT EPS EPS chg (%) PER DPS Yield (%) Franking (%)
2015  F -15.0 -1.6 -- -- -- 0.0 --
2014  F -66.2 -6.9 -- -- -- 0.0 --
2013  A -453.8 -52.9 -- 0.0 0.0 0.0 --
Source: Aspect actuals / Thomson IBES estimates

Peer Comparison
EPS Growth (%) P/E (%) Dividend Yield (%)
Company Mkt Cap 2013 A 2014 F 2015 F 2013 A 2014 F 2015 F 2013 A 2014 F 2015 F
Horizon Oil (HZN) $469 M -0.5076 4.6563 0.8232 112.5000 19.8895 10.9091 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000
Paladin Energy (PDN) $357 M -- -- -- -- -- -- 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000

Market Comparison
Earnings P/E Ratio P/B Ratio P/E Growth P/S Ratio
PDN 3.00 -- 0.44 -- 0.73
Market 0.97 16.4 1.26 2.11 1.65
Sector 1.17 12.4 0.72 0.48 6.97

Directors
Name Position Start Date
Mr John Borshoff Chief Executive Officer,Managing Director 24 September 1993
Mr Rick Wayne Crabb Non-Executive Chairman 08 February 1994
Mr Sean Llewelyn Non-Executive Director 12 April 2005
Mr Donald Shumka Non-Executive Director 09 July 2007
Mr Peter Mark Donkin Non-Executive Director 01 July 2010
Mr Philip Baily Non-Executive Director 01 October 2010

Management
Name Position
Alan Rule Chief Financial Officer
Gillian Swaby Company Secretary
Dustin Garrow Executive General Manager - Marketing
Mark Chalmers Executive General manager - Production

Substantial Shareholders
Holding Name
56,041,793 (5.82%) L1 Capital Pty Limited
52,097,937 (6.70%) Newmont Mining Corporation
74,281,934 (7.72%) GIC Private Limited

Calendar of Events
Date Event
21 April 2015 Report (Quarterly)
12 February 2015 Report (Interim)
14 January 2015 Report (Quarterly)
09 October 2014 Report (Quarterly)
30 September 2014 Report (Annual)
28 August 2014 Report (Annual)
28 August 2014 Report (Prelim)
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